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New York's so-called Snowpocalypse
January 3, 2014 - Andrea Johnson
Why is it national news every time New York gets a few feet of snow or has a windchill below zero?
One of the British newspapers breathlessly reported that it is colder than Mars on the east coast and the temperature is so cold it could freeze skin within 15 minutes.
Yeah, so? On New Year's Day, when my long suffering car refused to start, I ended up walking a mile and a half to work when it was 20 below. With appropriate winter gear, such as hat, gloves, warm coat and boots, being outside for an hour or so in those temperatures is not a life threatening venture. Of course, I would have preferred to have my car start and to avoid the expense of having a new battery installed, but that sort of thing is only to be expected in North Dakota, where forty below keeps the riff-raff out.
All the same, I'd be happier if it stayed above 40 for the next few days. Unfortunately, it looks like we're going to get hit with a blizzard this weekend. Do you suppose it will make international news or will they be too busy focusing on the snowpocalypse in New York City?
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